I’m back …
on blog land. The goal is to post at least twice a week.
The past two months have been crazy — I put my little man in daycare, returned to work full time, and struggled to find the balance between work and family. A week into the school year, I decided not to do any school work while Samuel is awake. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. While he’s awake (evenings and weekends), we play, read, dance, sing, laugh, be silly, run errands — live life (and enjoying every minute of it together). And after he goes down for the night, I empty my backback, settle down on the couch (or at the dinner table) to grade and plan. And once in awhile, I sit in front of the television and veg out (so good for my body and mind).
Life has definitely become a lot busier. And sometimes a bit chaotic. But it is all good. The students drive me a bit crazy at times (especially when you have 40 8th graders packed in a laboratory class like sardines) but we are working it out.
I continue to take an abundance of photos of Samuel but my creative work has been on the back burner. I have not scrapbooked since the beginning of August. Nor have done anything creative since then. And I haven’t written any stories about my boy. And it is driving me mad …
So while I was in Oregon visiting my friend Laura, I picked up a Smash Journal (along with some other goodies). And she also equipped me with some Amy Tangerine eye candy.
Although my time is limited these days, I thought I would ignite my creative juices by filling this book out with stories about my little man. It would be another way to document some of his stories/adventures — and some of these stories would eventually translate to scrapbook pages.
This is just a start …
I thought I’d also have other people write in it . The note above is from my sister in Portland.
I am updating my Project Life book. I have been adding pictures in it for the last two months with little bits of writing but I want to get back into again and post more regularly.
Sorry about the crummy photos. I am switching over to Aperture and am slowly learning how to use it.
About a year ago, I started a t-shirt quilt with race t-shirts I’ve collected over the years. I did most of the prep work for it but because I was sick during the first trimester of my pregnancy, I did not get very far. Recently, I met a woman who quilts and commissioned her to complete the quilt for me.
The back is full of owls. The only thing left to do is the binding. If you’re a quilter, I’d love a suggestion on the color for the binding.
I will leave you with a few of my favorite photos from the week. Thanks for visiting.
Photo by Laura A.
Morning in Portland. He’s pensive. And sweet. And skinny as heck!
He’s a bit goofy at times.
And definitely on the move.